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China to double doctor numbers to cure healthcare woes

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31-Mar-15 China will almost double the number of its general doctors by 2020, trim its public sector and improve technology, as it seeks to reform a healthcare system plagued by overloading and poor rural services, its main administrative authority has said. [image: Fox News]

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MPIC to build largest private hospital in Philippines

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31-Mar-15 The healthcare unit of infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC) is set to build the Philippines' largest private hospital in the Zamboanga Peninsula. MPIC said it has signed a long term lease agreement with Western Mindanao Medical Center, a hospital with a 25-year history of service in Zamboanga. [image: The Philippine Star]

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New GST to cause 20% of patients in Malaysia to shift to public hospitals

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31-Mar-15 One out of five patients in Malaysia's private hospitals is expected to turn to the overburdened public healthcare system after a new Goods & Services Tax (GST) is implemented on 1-Apr-15. The Malaysian Medical Association stressed that the shift is expected to be a temporary one lasting three to four months, pending medical insurance top-ups. [image: Saw Siow Feng / Malay Mail Online]

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China's Great Leap Forward in digital medicine

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30-Mar-15 It may be in China that the digital innovations which will eventually transform healthcare everywhere will first take hold. The country’s Internet companies see a huge opportunity. Alibaba Health has launched an app that lets users find nearby pharmacies. Tencent has a doctor appointment system using WeChat and WePay. Beijing’s government is using Baidu’s 'health cloud' service. [image: Bloomberg View]

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